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Take the Tour,
Meet the Brewers, Experience the Beer.

 

20 BREWERIES AND COUNTING

There's Something Brewing in York County! The York County Ale Trail offers both walking tours and our Brew Bus visiting established and up-and-coming breweries throughout York County. Visitors and locals alike can buy tickets that includes 3 breweries, exclusive facility tours, guided sampling, and local historical/anecdotal insight from an experienced Beer Guide that will lead each group. Gift Certificates, Group and Charter bookings are also available.

York County has a rich history of brewing local craft beer dating back to the founding of our country. With today’s booming craft beer industry, York is once again at the forefront, featuring multiple breweries situated throughout its rolling hills, farmland and picture-postcard main streets. The County's growth mimics that of the state: Pennsylvania is currently holds 7th place for amount of craft breweries in the nation, and holds steady at No. 1 for producing the most craft beer in the U.S.


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HOW IT ALL STARTED

York County has a rich history of brewing local craft beer dating back to the founding of our country. With today’s booming craft beer industry, York is once again at the forefront, featuring 17 breweries situated throughout its rolling hills, farmland and picture-postcard main streets. 

This growth mimics that of the state: Pennsylvania has grown to 7th in largest number of craft breweries in the nation and holds steady at #1 for highest volume of craft beer produced. Of Pennsylvania’s 280 craft breweries, one third of them are in the Central PA area.

Our founder, Glenn Smith, thinks it’s about time to show that off. In 2001, he moved to York and, along with an army of other people helped lead the charge of the City’s renaissance, which has included a blossoming and burgeoning craft beer scene. For more than a decade, he has enjoyed many “beercations”, visiting small, independent breweries throughout the country.

“I’ve heard their stories, learned about their craft, sampled their wares, and gained a better understanding of the variety and uniqueness of the craft beer industry. It is my vision to create a similar experience and opportunity for others both visiting and living in York County. We have a lot to offer,” says Glenn.

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TOURS AND TASTINGS ON THE TRAIL


Ticketing is live for walking tours in our Downtown York area. This spring, the Ale Trail will add a bus to offer transportation between York County breweries and a place to store beer purchased for attendees to take home. 

TOUR OPTIONS

Walking Tour A- $59
• 3 Brewery Tours: Crystal Ball Brewing Co., Collusion Tap Works, & Gift Horse Brewing Co.
• Experienced Beer Guide
• Sample Flights at Each Brewery
• Free Beer Token
• Partner Discounts
• Cold Storage for Beer Purchases

Walking Tour B- $59
• 3 Brewery Tours: Liquid Hero, Mudhook Brewing Co., & Old Forge Brewing
• Experienced Beer Guide
• Sample Flights at Each Brewery
• Free Beer Token
• Partner Discounts
• Cold Storage for Beer Purchases

Bus Tours
• 3 Brewery Tours
• Experienced Beer Guide
• Sample Flights at Each Brewery
• Free Beer Token
• Partner Discounts
• Cold Storage for Beer Purchases
• Water & Local Snacks on Bus
• Cool York County Ale Trail Swag

Charter Tours

We’ll take your group around on foot or by bus. Contact us for special pricing.

 

Purchase both walking tours and you’ll receive a discounted price!

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Might as well make a weekend of it. Enjoy hotel & ride discounts or peruse travelers’ guides here:

 

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Ticket holders receive a discount at the following participating partners:

YORK CITY PRETZEL COMPANY
39 W. Market Street York, PA 17401
yorkcitypretzelcompany.com
These hand-twisted, small batch pretzels have been gracing the dining scene in downtown York since 2014, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. You can find them at their store on W. Market Street, where they bake every pretzel the Bavarian way, or in a variety of other local restaurant dishes. These aren’t your grandma’s pretzels, they’re much better (just don’t tell her)!

TUTONI’S
108 N. George St. York PA 17401
www.tutonis.com
Tutoni’s menu of creative dishes and new spins on traditional Italian standards – rooted in the region’s abundant agricultural scene – offers customers a dining experience they can’t find anywhere else. They pair top-notch service in a sophisticated-casual setting while embodying the farm-to-table movement. Tutoni’s takes pride in working with local farms and farmers.

ROOST UNCOMMON KITCHEN
35 W Market Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401
roostuncommonkitchen.com
Roost Uncommon Kitchen is a Southern inspired kitchen that serves breakfast all day. Scratchmade biscuits, chicken and waffles, house smoked meats, creative egg dishes, hot coffee, and much more. Located in the heart of Downtown York, Roost is the perfect pick for Sunday brunches, morning meetings, and quick breakfast sandwiches.

THE CANTINA
105 S. Duke St. York PA 17401
https://www.thecantinayork.com
The Cantina restaurant & bar is the place to be in York! This is a casual, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere that has a multitude of refreshing cocktails & delicious menu items. Bring friends & family to enjoy all the sharable plates & drinks. We have entertainment Thursday-Sunday every week, check out our calendar for more information.

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